Not sure which kitchen sink material is right for your home? Here is a list of common choices, including price range, pros, and cons, to help you make an informed decision!
The most popular choice, stainless steel sinks are heat and stain resistant, and suit any style of kitchen. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and gauges, with options like a double bowl or a farmhouse sink, plus mirror, satin, or brushed finishes. Choose from apron, top mount, or under mount installation. Stainless steel is not only durable, easy to clean, and attractive, but it is also budget friendly. You can find a quality stainless steel sink for under $300, with some as low as $150.
Enameled Cast Iron
Enameled cast iron sinks are tough and durable. They serve as an affordable alternative for homeowners who prefer glossy white sinks to stainless steel. Enameled cast iron sinks also come in a variety of other colors besides white, for adventurous decorators looking to add a pop of color to their kitchen. Keep in mind that cast iron is heavy, so make sure your kitchen cabinets are structurally sound before installing your sink. Enameled cast iron is also prone to wear over time, but minor chips can be repaired. Prices range from $300 to $600.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, composite granite is an engineered product manufactured using a mix of granite stone dust and acrylic resins molded into sink form. Composite granite sinks comes in a variety of earthy tones, and are great at hiding scratches and stains. They typically fall in the $300 to $500 range. At Willow Lane Cabinetry, our AstraGranite kitchen sinks are made from 80% Quartzite and 20% Acrylic, plus silver ions that kill 99% of bacteria on contact. They can also withstand heat up to 550 degrees and are unaffected by acids or cleaners, making them one of the most durable options for kitchen sinks!
These sinks are made from clay that is fired at a very high temperature, and are a great choice for anyone who desires a white kitchen sink. Fireclay sinks are easy to clean, and are very resistant to stains, scratches and chips. Fireclay sinks can be found in the $400 to $1000 price range.
If you are installing a natural stone countertop such as quartz or soapstone, you may desire the seamless look of a matching sink. Although the results are stunning, some natural stone is susceptible to stains and scratches, so be sure to test a sample before you shell out money for this type of sink. Natural stone sinks typically start around $1,000, depending on the stone.
Copper kitchen sinks are rust-resistant and antimicrobial, making them a great choice for the kitchen. Just avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning. Copper sinks require a little extra care and cost a little more, but it’s worth the time and money when you see how charming your kitchen can look with a uniquely beautiful copper apron front sink as a focal point. Copper sinks vary in cost depending on gauge and handcrafted detailing, but most fall in the $700 to $1500 range.
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